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In the early 18th century, when, in Guaratinguetá, the Governor of the Colony of São Paulo was about to pass in the region, some fishers went to the river to fish. When they dragged the net, a headless statue of Mary, mother of Jesus, was found. Right afterwards, they caught the head of the satue. Soon after that, they caught a great amount of fish. A little time after that, this and other occurrences were attributed to the image, that was called Our Lady of Aparecida.Today, the city of Aparecida is the destination of thousands of followers coming from all over Brazil, and the image is the saint patron of Brazil. For me, what was just a myth, is now a very important symbol, for my son was born on the date of this image, October 12th, and today is his 6th birthday. I believe that an object by itself has no magic powers, but, if we think of positive energies by means of an object, than this strength becomes real. And to him I dedicate this picture.

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  • Copyright: Fabiano Leite Baptista (fabianoleite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 69 N: 2104] (9373)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-24
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 12:20
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